[ kuhn-tent-muhnt ]
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  1. the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.

  2. Archaic. the act of making contentedly satisfied.

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Origin of contentment

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English contentement, from Middle French; see content2, -ment

synonym study For contentment

1. See happiness.

Other words from contentment

  • o·ver·con·tent·ment, noun
  • pre·con·tent·ment, noun

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